Aerospace & Defense

Problem Solved — GFS Creates an End-to-End Solution for Airborne Weaponry OEM

Established in 1963, Marvin Engineering is one of five businesses under The Marvin Group’s umbrella. Today, The Marvin Group possesses some of the largest and most advanced machining capabilities in the United States. Still a small, privately owned manufacturing business, Marvin Engineering specializes in airborne weaponry and is one of the major suppliers of ejector […]


Aircraft spray booth

Problem Solved – New GFS Booth Helps Aircraft Refinish Facility Reach New Heights

In 1999, Jeff Voigt purchased a fixed base operation (FBO) in Park Rapids, Minnesota, and would soon establish Park Rapids Aviation as one of the only aircraft maintenance facilities of its kind in the upper Midwest. Initially, the facility was focused on aircraft maintenance and float modifications, but Voigt’s vision was to become a full-service […]


GFS paint booth with inserts

Paint Booths vs. Paint Barns: Choosing the Right Structure for Your Aircraft Painting Needs

GFS aircraft paint booths are designed and engineered with the following in mind: safety, airflow, temperature and humidity control, contamination control, lighting and energy efficiency.


OSHA® Fact Sheet Download — Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting

We figured we’d make it easy for you to find this helpful fact sheet made available by OSHA® regarding the safe use of Hexavalent Chromium in aerospace paint finishing applications. GFS is happy to have provided information and illustrations for OSHA® used in the creation of this fact sheet. From the article: “Hexavalent chromium or […]


GFS aircraft prep booth

Problem Solved — Sanding & Prep Booth for the A-10 Warthog

Hill Air Force Base (AFB) was in need of a multi-function prep booth for sanding, masking and prepping A-10 aircraft for painting. The booth needed to allow another aircraft to partially invade the perimeter of the insert due to space constraints. Also called the “Warthog”, the A-10 was used in Iraq as a tank and […]


GFS custom industrial spray booth

Problem Solved — Helicopter Paint Facility at Bluegrass Army Depot

Run by L-3 Communications, the Bluegrass Army Depot in Kentucky is a high-technology instrumentation and maintenance facility for helicopters. L-3 Communications has maintenance contracts with the U.S. Army to service rotary wing aircraft, which includes the repainting of aircraft. L-3 was in need of a paint booth to provide a safe, productive and energy-efficient environment […]


Aerospace airflow model

Testing Paint Booth Airflow Concepts with Computational Fluid Dynamics

Understanding how an effective spray booth works, and why the air moves the way that it does, is not as simple as many would lead you to believe. Although seemingly basic in principle, paint booth airflow is subject to many factors that can impact the movement of the air in ways that can be extremely […]


C-17 Globe Master in Spray booth

Problem Solved — Biggest. Booth. Ever. C-17 Globemaster Paint Booth

It’s not every day you see an aircraft as big as the C-17 Globemaster, but the painters using the GFS paint booth at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska do. GFS has had the privilege to work on many special projects over the years, but few compare in sheer size and complexity to the paint booth system […]


hill Air-force base paint booth

F-22 Gen5 Paint Booths — A True Team Effort!

GFS is very fortunate to have worked on some absolutely astounding projects over the years. Across all of our business units, Automotive, Aerospace, Systems and Industrial, we are constantly impressed with the ingenuity of our engineering team who is responsible for the design of products and equipment that we have put into service all over […]


Aerospace Paint Booth Plenum Doors — A Feat of Engineering

We’re really proud of our engineering team. They’ve consistently designed products that raise the bar for the industry in terms of quality and performance, so much so that we’ve almost grown accustomed to their amazing design creations. Every now and then, however, they design something that makes each and every one of us take a […]


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